BA in Leadership

This degree is designed for those students with significant work experience who seek to complete a bachelor’s degree using a substantial amount of non-traditional credit. Upon admission, students will complete a two-day assessment. This assessment will review a student’s knowledge and skill in problem-solving, decision making, organization, relationship building, influence, communications, and intra-personal leadership. The assessment will provide students with an understanding of the amount of non-traditional credit earned and number of credit hours remaining. 

FASTRACK Program benefits

  • Earn your degree from an accredited university with a 100 years of experience in adult education.
  • Quickly hone your leadership and problem-solving skills in an accelerated format.
  • Take courses online or on-campus at Loyola's Water Tower Campus in Downtown Chicago.
Total Number of Major Courses 7-13 classes (depending on assessment results)
Total Number of Major Credit Hours 21-39 credit hours (depending on assessment results)
Start Terms This program is scheduled to begin in Fall I 2018
Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Major 0 credit hours toward foundation courses
6 credit hours toward concentration courses
Schedule Format for Major Courses Leadership foundation courses are offered in 16‐week semesters with online and evening options.

Concentration courses are offered in 8-week sessions with fully online options, which may include both synchronous and asynchronous meetings, and blended options with either evening or Saturday morning meetings.
Schedule Format for Other Courses
(Core, mission, and school requirements)
Courses offered in 8-week sessions with fully online options, which may include both synchronous and asynchronous meetings, and blended options with either evening or Saturday morning meetings.
Course Locations
(Major Courses)
Blended courses are offered on the Water Tower Campus (820 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago).

This major can also be completed fully online.
Application and Admission Requirements Application
Official transcripts from all prior institutions
2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions
Tuition $655/credit hour for the AY 17/18
$670/credit hour for the AY 18/19

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